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Jan 11, 2013 9:00am PST
united states. as long as there is a threat that comes from afghanistan, al qaeda, as long as afghanistan could be in the future used as a potential safe haven against people in the united states, we're there, we have to recognize that we're there.safee united states, we're there, we have to recognize that we're there. and we have to remember first principles. we're there for the defense of the american mainland and american people. >> always good to get your thoughts. appreciate it, sir. >> take care. >>> in december russias passed a law banning u.s. adoptions. that left hundreds in limbo wondering what were happening to the children they were already in the process of adopting. now there may be some hope for those people. >>> one problem after another this week if boeing 787 dream liner. now the u.s. government weighing in. >>> also coming up, it is the first and only exhibition of its kind to ever tour the united states featuring 150 mummies. fr r. clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's three times more than me! [ female announcer ]
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Jan 27, 2013 7:00pm PST
hospital's different departments as well as in the intensive care units who have not been identified yet. it isn't a big number, the people waiting outside for news are desperate. >> it was the end of the summer holiday season in brazil. the last chance to party for many young people due back at school or work on monday. cnn, santa maria, brazil. >> we had a similar tragedy here in the u.s., a fire started at an overcrowded nightclub in rhode island and died. if you can believe it, that was 10 years ago. susan candiotti has a look back at that nightclub fire. >> reporter: in 2003, 100 people died at the station nightclub in west warwick rhode island, where the band great white was performing, pyrotechnics ignited sound proofing material, smoke filled the room, in 1990, arson was the cause of the happy land fire in new york, it killed 87 people. authorities said the bronx club was operating illegally, two years after it was ordered closed because of safety violations. in 1977 fire at the beverly hills supper club in south gate kentucky killed 165 people. among 2400 waiting
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Jan 28, 2013 4:00am EST
the intensive care units who have not been identified yet. it isn't a big number, but the people waiting outside for news are desperate. >> it was the end of the summer holiday season in brazil, the last chance to party for many young people due back at work or school on monday. shasta darlington, cnn, santa maria, brazil. >>> if you can believe it, that was 10 years ago. susan canned otte has been looking back at fires in recent history. >> in 2003, 100 people died at the station nightclub in west warwick, rhode island where the band great white was performing. pyrotechnics ignited material and smoke filled the room. arson was the cause of the happy land fire in new york approximately it killed 87 people. authorities said the bronx club was operating illegally, two years after it was ordered closed because of safety violations. in 1977, fire at the beverly hills supper club in kentucky killed 165 people. it was believed to be an electrical fire went undetected at first. no fire detectors. and the coconut grove in boston. 492 people were killed. the cause of the blaze to this day
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Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
investments unit. >> yes. >> but that basically was a unit that bet against homeowners paying their mortgage, picked up a nice million-dollar bonus check. citi was bailed out. how's that going to go over? >> that's going to come up. on one hand, you could say, hey, i understand wall street, i understand how it worked. i was in on that, as well. clearly he'll get tough questions. i don't think he's in for a rough ride in the nomination process, confirmation process. it's the treasury secretary the president's going to largely get who he wants. but it's funny because the general response on wall street isn't that he was one of us. it's that he hasn't had much wall street experience. they don't like him that much. they don't feely had has a good sense -- feel he has a good sense of regulation. he's a budgetary wonk, a partisan. it's interesting that wall street isn't that close behind jack lew. although it doesn't matter, wall street doesn't have a seat at this table now. the only game in town is budgetary. yeah, that stuff he did at citigroup will come up, i don't think it will go anywhere. >>
CNN
Jan 23, 2013 11:00am PST
for hillary clinton's legacy. >>> welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. i'm brooke baldwin at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. >> and i'm jake tapper in washington. any minute inside this room on capitol hill testimony, four months in the making, secretary of state hillary clinton will testify before the house foreign affairs committee about what happened on september 11th of last year, the day when these four americans, ambassador chris stevens, shawn smith, tyrone woods and glen doherty were killed at the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya. >> jake, i want to bring you back in and bring in our chief congressional correspondent dana bash so we can have this whole conversation as we're watching and awaiting the secretary of state there to testify before the house foreign affairs committee. and, dana bash, do we have you seated? >> i am, hi, brooke. >> nice to see you. as we await what will possibly be a little bit more fiery, right, questioning from members of the house as opposed to what we saw with the senate foreign relations committee earlier this
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
americans are part of a broader strategic challenge to the united states and our partners in north africa. today i want to bereariefly off context, share what we've learned, and where we can work together to honor our colleagues. any clear-eyed examination of this manner must begin with this sobering fact. since 1988, there have been 19 accountability review boards investigating attacks on american diplomats and their facilities. benghazi joins a long list of tragedies for our department, agencies, and for america. hostages in tehran in 1979, in saudi arabia in 1996, embassys in east africa 1998. concentrate late staff murdered in 2004. since 1977, 65 american diplomatic personnel have been killed by terrorists. now, of course, the list of attacks foiled, crises averted, and lives saved is much longer. our security officials get it right 99% of the time against difficult odds around the world. let's also remember that administrations of both par tiffs and partnership with congress made concerted and good faith efforts to learn from these attacks and deaths. to implement recommendations fr
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00pm EST
me tell you, the secret service presence is here. the reason? the first lady of the united states will be here in attendance. she will be the one who is introducing the closer tonight, if you will, katy perry, the big headliner. i was backstage and saw usher. you are far east movement, i just talked to nick cannon, the host of this shebang here want to. the point, don lemon, of these big stars, really the stars are the children. this whole thing, very near and dear to the heart of both michelle obama and dr. jill biden is military families, not just honoring men and women in uniform, but honoring the spouses and children. and tonight it's about the kids. i just talked to a mother whose husband is about to deploy for time number five. talked to her, talked to her little-year-o 8-year-old. watch. okay, mj. big concert tonight. who are you most excited to see? >> katy perry. >> reporter: and why is that? >> because i know a lot of her songs. like, "i'm wide awake." >> reporter: and this is your first concert tonight, right? >> yes. >> so mom, it's his first concert for your two kids.
CNN
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am PST
panetta about this warning that he is giving, but essentially what is it that the united states is doing about that? >> well, they and the british government have said sort of diplomatic rapid reaction forces to algeria, essentially to support the hostages that have been released, people that are trained in trauma and counseling and you can expedite things like passports that may be lost in the firefight and the chaos that ensued. but they haven't really been given access directly to the sites. this british plane anyway has gone to an airfield, that's about 250 kilometers north of the gas field. so they're being kept a long way back and there is clear frustration both here in london and in washington with the communication or lack of communication by the algerians. >> we don't know how many americans have been evacuated. do we have a sense of why there's been no information? >> largely because there's -- the al jeer yiians don't have a firm grip on what's going on. they're not passing on in a timely matter. the algerians went in yesterday without informing the brits or the americans and
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Jan 25, 2013 8:00am PST
the united states. he's just been in power for over a year and he's pretty mysterious. we know little more about him today than when he took over the government for his father king jong-il. what what we do know, he's in his late 20s, spent some time in a swiss boarding school and he married the woman to his left on your screen. we have not seen her since these pictures came out. no idea if they're still married, if she's still on the scene. now uppermost in a lot of minds of the people, is this man calling the shots? is the military calling the shots? who exactly is in control and what does control mean in that country? this week kim's government unlived some very firy rhetoric, threats against the united nations and united states. and key ally south korea. the warning, more rocket tests and the latest one coming today, a warning to the south of, quote, strong physical counter measures, end quote, if the south helps to enforce new u.n. sanctions against the north, sanctions imposed after north korea's rocket launch last month. washington believes they're trying to develop missi
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Jan 3, 2013 11:00am PST
bless this congress, my god always bless the united states of america. my colleagues, the speaker of the house, john boehner. [ applause ] >> leader pelosi, thank you for your kind words. members of the house and the senate and my wife debbie who is with us today, thankfully the girls are working. all of you and our fellow country men, we meet again at democracies great. every two years, at this hour the constitution brings a new order to this house. it's an interlude for reflection. a glimpse of old truce. to our new members and families, let me say welcome. i know you are feeling a bit awe struck at this moment. history runs through this building. now you are among a select few. for those of you returning who walked these aisles before, maybe it's time we get a little awe struck again. the way our founders envisioned it, the republic would be led by citizens who recognize that the blessings that we receive by governing ourselves, it requires that we give something of ourselves. everything depended on this. so that made each other and successors an oath of allegiance. in a few momen
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Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
million undocumented immigrants here in the united states. but some supporters of immigration reform say that giving them a path to citizenship is not necessarily the right answer. jack martin, special projects director for f.a.r.e., federation for american regulation reform. it's a controversial issue. it's very passionate. we heard elizabeth talk about even within latino community, there are some folks who think this does not go far enough. do you think there are enough guidelines in place, requirements in place, that make this fair for those who are illegal but who want to work in this country and essentially have families here? >> well i have friends in the latino community that think that it goes much too far, what's being proposed because of the fact that they came into the country legally, they think that the respect for american law is important and that people coming into the country illegally compete against their kids and their relatives for jobs. and now that we have, you know, 7 million, 8 million unemployed in the united states, it's important for them to see efforts to
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> when i say now advancing to the presidential reviewing stand the united states marine corps band, he knows when to salute, when to put a hand over the heart. he knows, you know, when to applaud. >> reporter: he's taking his cues from you. >> that's exactly right. >> reporter: that doesn't happen very much in washington. >> no, no. >> reporter: you get to do it. >> i get to do it. >> reporter: from his role on inaugural day to his former day job as stadium announcer for the washington senators baseball team, brotman quickly became friends with many of the presidents he served. nixon gave him this autographed baseball. clinton gave him a hug. >> he grabs me with the shoulder like this and brings me in like this. >> reporter: it's no wonder charlie brotman has volunteered his voice to this american ritual. >> president george w. bush and first lady laura bush. >> reporter: sounds to me like you wouldn't trade this for the world, this experience you've had. >> if i had to, i would pay them to let me do it. i love it. >> reporter: charlie blrotman gt his start as the announcer for har
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Jan 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
across the east river from manhattan. if i look across the river, i'm looking at the united nations, i can see the empire state building, the chrysler building, we're across the river from that. there is a purely residential, there is probably 10 high rye residential buildings. this building is under construction. it is just right across the street from manhattan, across the river from manhattan. >> we're looking at some pictures from our affiliate wabc, looks to be some -- i see some stripes, maybe firefighters, emergency crews there on the scene. do we know, this is sort of a later lunch hour, i don't know how many people were out and about in the area, what did you -- did you see the moment when it crashed? >> i live nearby. and i heard the crash. and it was -- it lasted probably three or four, five seconds. there has been some construction, so at first i thought it was just construction but it kept going and kept going and so i ran to my window, and saw the crane crumpled on top of the construction site. i saw probably 30, 40 construction workers running away from the scene. and
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am PST
. we have reports from the united states and reports from syria. is this the same or separate attacks? >> reporter: that's the thing that needed to be sorted today. we have heard from a u.s. official indeed there was just one attack. they say israeli planes did fly over and ended up hitting an area. the question is -- what is the difference? was it a convoy that was hit that had pieces and parts of missiles or was it this research facility that syria says the israelis hit that was damaged? there is confusion over what was hit or perhaps if it was one and the same incident. what we know from senior intelligence officials who have now left the intelligence agencies here in israel and we have talked to a few of them is that this particular research facility has been a facility that they know has been part of a chain of facilities that syria runs that have been trying to create unconventional weaponry. we are talking chemical weapons. however we are told this particular facility didn't have chemical weapons in it. however it was in a link. something that would help them move, for example,
CNN
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am PST
the intensive care units who have not been identified yet. it isn't a big number, but the people waiting outside for news are desperate. >> reporter: it was the end of the summer holiday season in brazil, the last chance to party for many young people, due back at school or work on monday. shasta darlington, cnn, santa maria, brazil. >>> a lot of us heard about the tragedy in brazil and immediately thought about what happened in that nightclub in rhode island. that was almost ten years ago. there, 100 people died at the station nightclub in west warwick where the band great white was performing. big fireworks show started a fire in the soundproofing material that lined the ceiling and walls. in 1990, 87 people died in a fire at the happy land social club in the bronx. investigators said it was arson. back in 1977, a fire at the beverly hills supper club in southgate, kentucky killed 165 people. that investigation revealed that was most likely an electrical fire. the most deadly nightclub fire happened in 1972 at the coconut club in boston. 492 people were killed. to this day, the
CNN
Jan 25, 2013 2:00pm EST
appreciation all along the east coast of the united states where the eel trade helped support hundreds of fishing families and 30 employees in this company alone. for most of the year, eels caught wild in waters from florida to newfoundland pour into this site, to be sorted, graded, packed, and sent live overseas. scientists are concerned in what appears to be declining numbers of eels along coast and so are the people in the business of catching them. >> there is habitat pressure. they built dams over the years. as with we harvest these eels, everybody wants to make sure that it is sustainable. >> reporter: after all, crockman says, he's been up to his elbows in eels his whole life. >> in fact, you know, when i sort a lot of eels, you go to sleep, you start to see eels in your sleep, the vision of eels penetrates your brain and stays there. >> reporter: that's creepy. >> it is a little creepy. >> reporter: it is also the business that even in these tough times is sustaining his family and many others on their american journey. tom foreman, cnn, norris town, pennsylvania. >>> welcome back
CNN
Jan 31, 2013 11:00am EST
to use the full force of the united states military in defense of our security. but we must also be smart and more importantly wise. wise in how we employ all of our nation's great power. america's continued leadership and strength at home and abroad will be critically important for our country and the world. while we will not hesitate to act unilaterally when necessary, it is essential that we work closely with our allies and partners to enhance america's interest and security. >> and, ashleigh, part of the biggest subplot here is going to be the question and answer with john mccain, his former really best friend -- one of his best friends here who is now a critic of hagel. >> dana, i'm glad you mentioned that. let's listen in, the republican from arizona with his comments. >> with that in mind, let me begin with your opposition to the surge in iraq. 2006, republicans lost the election, and we began the surge and you wrote a piece in "the washington post" called "leaving iraq honorably." 2007, you committed -- you said it's not in the national interest to deepen its military involv
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00am EST
the pictures won't be near as cute. >>> also, starting this week, sending a letter in the united states is going to cost you one extra penny. meaning it will now run you 46 cents to send a letter or 33 cents to send a postcard, unless you bought those forever stamps a long time ago which was really smart. those hikes are coming sbae ing the postal service lost $16 billion last year and is in desperate need of help from congress. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number -- not just me. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% (testosterone gel). the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy, increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a w
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Jan 26, 2013 11:00am PST
tell you first borns rule. there are presidents of the united states, astronauts in outer space for the first 23, 21 first borns, two only children which are psychologically first cousins, not a middle or baby in sight. first borns do have an upper hand in many ways. >> you're not leaving me much hope. i'm a middle child. of course, the harbaughs are not the only comparison. look at a few of those. in the nfl, there are plenty of examples. >> peyton brothers. >> peyton manning and eli manning. in tennis, you've got venus and serena williams but guess who's the first born? venus. and then of course, peyton. you look at almost nel measure of success and you're going to see first borns rule, which makes the super bowl interestinging is joe flacco who, of course is the ravens' quarterback is a first born son. and collin kaepernick is the youngest. essentially you've got a battle of the oldest and youngest sons. >> very interesting. and in politics, the most famous set of brothers are the kennedys. how did their birth play a role in the development of those kennedy boys? >> it's interest
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Jan 5, 2013 11:00am PST
potential implications for the united states here. what are they? >> a lot of people say venezuela, who cares right here in the united states. well, after canada, mexico, and saudi arabia, venezuela is the fourth largest oil supplier to the united states. >> a lot of oil. >> not only that, if you want to talk about diplomatic and international relations, venezuela has been constantly time and again defying the united states when it comes to international policy, becoming friends with iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad, inviting china to invest in latin america. and it is responsible for the most part to the fact that cuba has remained a viable country because it gives cuba a lot of money in terms of oil and in terms of help and other kind without venezuela, cuba would probably have failed already. also responsible for countries like nicaragua buying satellites from china instead of the united states. so the geeio political implications as to what happens in venezuela are very important and can hit americans directly in their pocket when it comes to oil prices. >> so is there any way p
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Jan 8, 2013 9:00am PST
karzai, just in the last month or so, has been extremely critical of the united states, not only saying that u.s. troops are causing a lot of the instability in the country, but really blaming the united states in its civilian contracts, its redevelopment contracts, for fostering a lot of the corruption in the country. so this is the environment in which president obama and president karzai will be meeting, trying to hammer out some agreement. on the other hand, president karzai would probably be well served by a larger u.s. presence in afghanistan because the more u.s. troops you have there, the more afghan soldiers they're going to train, the better equipped the afghan force is going to be. so again, this is going to be a really tough set of negotiations to see where that number falls. i can tell you, just in the last day or a couple days, i'm hearing more and more that that 6,000 figure is way more likely than that 10,000 figure. >> i suppose either way, numbers of troops is one thing, amounts of money is another. afghan military we've helped bill up cost way more than the afghan gov
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Jan 20, 2013 3:00am PST
daiquiri. which is a very washington, d.c., drink. it first came to the united states in 1909 in washington, d.c., where it was served at the navy. >> reporter: as for what might be in the current president's dmrasz, other than the white house brewed craft beer, brown is not spilling. >> what else he drinks is a matter of a state secret, i guess. us bartenders who work in washington, d.c., we realize one thing. we want a second term. we don't say what politicians drink. >> i just loved the big square ice there. it just looks so elegant. >> nice to drink that way. >>> forget about all the politics for a second. this weekend is also about the celebrations. >> last night brook balduan got to check out one of the ina inaugural balls. >> saturday night inside the convention center. usher just came out on stage. huge game. katy perry, mindless behavior. they're all here, of course, because this whole idea very near and dear to the hearts of dr. biden and the first lady of the united states to honor the military men and women and their families and the children. this place is packed wit
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Jan 25, 2013 9:00am PST
have many issues. maybe that's one of their obstacles. not finding one issue to unite over. they're concerned because they say they've been pushed out of the political process. they're concerned about their rights. here's what that protester had to tell us. >> everybody is protesting. what did we get since two years? nothing. nothing achieved. >> reporter: the president says be patient. this is part of the process. >> we need a sign. look at the constitution. look at the constitution. is this a constitution for all egyptians? >> reporter: he said people voted on it. >> how many voted? 15 million or 52 million? 10 million said yes and can this be possible? >> reporter: do you trust the president? >> no. >> reporter: what do you do as an egyptian if you don't trust him? >> what can i do? i go on and protest and protest. >> reporter: clearly a lot of mistrust and intense animosity and the question moving forward for mohamed morsi, the president of this government, how do they tack the real issues and problems of this country when egypt is so divided and fractured. >> all right. reza sa
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Jan 4, 2013 11:00am PST
toll in syria reported at 60,000 people the united states is making a move to try to keep the blood shed from spilling over into turkey to the north. the turkish state media reports 27 u.s. troops are now in a border town and they are there to man patriot missile sites. those missiles were sent to turkey to defend against the scud missiles being launched below them. the youtube video reportedly shows the after math of a scud that happened to miss its target. nick paton walsh has more on this story from istanbul. >> reporter: turkish media reporting nearly 30 u.s. military personnel flew in staying at a hotel there reportedly about to begin site surveillance as to where the patriot missiles could go. the u.s. embassy saying from friday military personnel and equipment are being flown in gradually to the military base in the south of the country. they will be joined by dutch and german troops, each nation contributing two patriot missile batteries and hundreds of support staff to answer turkey's request for the extra level of protection. this all started because the syrian regime fire
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Jan 12, 2013 11:00am PST
, there being no troops, no u.s. troops in afghanistan? >> no, i don't envision that. the united states would need to have a limited number of forces in afghanistan. >> how many is limited in your mind? >> well, it's not for us to decide. it's for the united states to decide what number of troops they will be keeping in afghanistan. what strength those troops will have in afghanistan. >> u.s. officials foresee keeping up to 9,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan beyond 2014, four counter-terrorism and for training. how about this a month-long python hunting challenge. it's under way in the florida evergla everglades. wildlife officials are using this definitely novel way to rid the area of snakes. these snakes, pythons. over 400 people have now signed up, completing safety training online. but some experienced snake hunters are worried that may not be enough for amateurs to stay safe. here is what's trending around the web. take a look at this youtube video. it shows dozens of students and parents fighting at a bus stop. police in pennsylvania are stepping up patrols near the bus stop now bec
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Jan 9, 2013 9:00am PST
temperature is 104 degrees all part of a general global warming that does include the united states. 2012 the hottest year on record in the continental u.s. chad myers joining us now to talk about how the record-breaking hit and feeding the australian fires. my family has been telling me it is ridiculous. >> you have lived there many years. it burns. australia does catch on fire. but the problem with this is that we had temperatures almost reaching 110 in some spots. the weather service in australia had to adjust their color table because the forecast didn't go high enough. now they have a new color, purple. it means really darn hot. we had a very wet season when it was supposed to be wet and things grew like the grass and then the rain stopped kind of like the rain stopped in america with our drought. when the rain stopped it got hot. so you have all of that grass, all of that beautiful grass out there and it is now drying up. in the dry up and the heat it is now just a forest fire, a wildfire waiting to happen. darwin 98. it is summer. this is the other side of the world so temperatures are
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Jan 2, 2013 11:00am PST
. this was good enough for 62 united states senators of both parties to vote for this package. this was good enough for majority of the house of representatives. it overcame all the factual challenges, it just could not overcome the toxic interl politics of the house majority. finally, new jersey and new york are perennially among the most generous states in the nation to our fellow states. we vote for disaster relief for other states in need, we are donor states, spending -- sending much more to washington, d.c. than we ever get back in federal spending. despite this history of unbridled generosity, in our hour of desperate need, we have been left waiting for help, six times longer than the victims of katrina, with no end in sight. americans are tired of the palace intrigue and political partisanship of this congress, which places one upsmanship ahead of the lives of the citizens who sent these people to washington, d.c. in the first place. new jerseyians and new yorkers are tired of being treated like second class citizens. new york deserves better than the selfishness we saw disp
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Jan 8, 2013 11:00am PST
in the belly of the plane used to start an auxiliary power unit, which provides electricity to the plane while on the ground and it is the latest in a series of black eyes for boeing's much heralded advanced airplane that recently debuted. and the plane is the first commercial airline to be made mostly of carbon composites or plastics. it means it is a lighter plane that boeing says will use less fuel than conventional airliners. at years of production delays including a test flight that caught fire, the airplane has suffered more embarrassing setbacks in recent weeks. last month a united airlines dreamliner flying from houston to chicago diverted to new orleans after the crew reported an electrical problem. in september, after federal inspectors forced inspections on all 787s in the air, inspectors found engine cracks on two different 787s, brooke. >> okay, example after example after example here of these issues. sandra endo, thank you. i want to bring in chad myers. when she -- she's ticking off the issues. i'm looking down here, you have the fuel leak today, the electrical fire
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Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
without consulting the united states launched a raid that left nearly 30 hostages unaccounted for. but many others managed to make their way to freedom anyway. cnn's senior international correspondent matthew chance talked to the family of one terrorized victim. >> reporter: he's one of the few western hostages who managed to escape, and that's the brother of steven mcfaul has spoken of the terrifying ordeal. >> we just found out recently that he'd been made to sleep with a sandbag around his neck or strap around his neck, he had duct tape over his mouth and hands tied. >> reporter: according to his brother the 36-year-old electrician from belfast, with plastic explosives still strapped to him was being moved with other hostages in a convoy of jeeps when the algerian military attacked. >> there were five jeeps and the algerian army had bombed the jeeps and out of the five jeeps a bomb and four of them were hit, wiped out. and obviously they lost their lives. luckily enough for my brother, he was in the jeep that crashed and he was able to make a break for freedom with the explosives ar
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Jan 17, 2013 11:00am PST
record? >> it was. this year was the warmest year on record for parts of the united states. the entire united states, the warmest year ever was 2012. we know this is happening because we had records for so very long here, this pond, we are talking about flowers blooming 10 to 20 days earlier than they did 150 years ago, bringing spring blooms into parts of the country. the 12th warmest record across the globe for 2012, the warmest year on record for north america and now we are seeing flowers 10 days and some spots 20 days earlier than they should have been popping up. >> everything is changing. i love the warm weather, but we need to see if that's a good thing or not. cnn newsroom continues with brooke baldwin. >> brand-new developments in the terrorist attacks with the american hostages. what happened on the chaotic moments on the ground. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. it's bizarre and surreal and it's a mystery without answers. notre dame investigating the fake girlfriend of one of the players. an underworld boss known as grand dad is killed boy a sniper's bullet. pacin
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Jan 23, 2013 9:00am PST
years. she says she's going to follow his plans and she believes the dancers will now be united by greater respect and care for each other. his medical recovery will be slow. after a skin graft and a second eye operation. it's still too soon to know if his sight can be saved. his colleagues are now working to ensure his artistic vision isn't lost. phil black, cnn, moscow. >>> extraordinary. well, it has been perhaps the most dysfunctional relationship in the history of u.s. israeli ties. now that benjamin netanyahu will be prime minister again, will he and the president overcome their differences? we'll talk to an expert when we come back. has the fastest retinol formula. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. neutrogena®. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do i
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Jan 10, 2013 11:00am EST
from our medical unit. she is going to have more about max schwolert's heartbreaking story, his case and this story in general. back after this. for only 1-cent after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... ...at officemax. [ male announcer ] when diarrhea hits, kaopectate stops it fast. powerful liquid relief speeds to the source. fast! [ male announcer ] stop the uh-oh fast with kaopectate. >>> so we broke the news yesterday that president obama had plans to nominate his chief of staff, jack lew, for treasury secretary. now, the official announcement will be made at 1:30 p.m. eastern today. if confirmed, lew would succeed timothy geithner, the last member of the original economic team that took office four years ago. that was, of course, you'll remember, at the height of the world economic crisis. dan lothian joins us live at the the white house. boy, did you ever have the news yesterday. you were the first on the air with it. what's the reaction been, though. you know it doesn't take long before the knives comes out. >> reporter: it doesn't. the white house still beli
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Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
job creation right here in the united states. if you've got questions you want me to ask, you're unclear how the u.s. fits into the global economy right now, hit me up before i go or while i'm there. and tune in here saturdays as the 1:00 p.m. eastern, suns at 3:00. thanks for joining the conversation here on "your $$$$$" and have a fantastic $$$$$" and have a fantastic weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> a beautiful day on the national mall. hello, everyone. it's 2:00 on the east coast. 11:00 a.m. out west. thank you for joining us. i'm kate bolduan. >> i'm john berman. great to see you here today. we are live in washington, d.c., covering a huge event for this city and a huge event for the entire country. president barack obama's second inauguration. >> you can just see the beautiful picture behind us. so much going on around the nation's capital this weekend. cnn you can be sure is covering it all. parades, concerts, and religious services all of it leading up to the big main event, president obama's inauguration ceremony coming up on monday highlights of that e
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Jan 1, 2013 11:00am PST
happened last night. and it was a wonderful thing. you know, across the united states there were, i'm sure, lots of bars that were celebrating new year's eve and there was probably some violence and problems with those liquor establishments. club 64 had no such problems. it was peaceful. it was positive. and it was a good thing. and everybody was happy. >> what is so interesting is that, you know, those of us of a certain generation knew a group of people called sort of pot heads, quote/unquote. is this more of a refined crowd or are you concerned that there may still be a negative connotation about the clientele that is coming and doing this? because not everybody is going to. >> well, we have a very diverse membership. all ages, different races, social, economic levels, but these different people come together because of marijuana. and because of cannabis. and so it is actually a very diverse club. and is there a stigma with marijuana? of course. there is a stigma with alcohol too. we are looking to move past that, though. we do it in a respectful and classy way. and we do it in pri
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Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
troops or contracts with small business owners. investors around the world will ask if the united states of america a safe bet. >> the republican house speaker john boehner responding immediately to the president's remarks issuing a statement that read "the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real, but so, too, are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved." joining us is amy kremer, chairwoman of the tea party express. thanks for coming in this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> safe bet you're against raising the debt ceiling without spending cuts. >> the problem is the spending cuts never come. the republicans find themselves in the situation all the time t happened with reagan and bush 41 and with the sequester, it's been put off for two months, the spending cuts never come and we cannot continue down this path with over $16 trillion in debt, and a deficit of $1.4 trillion to $1.6 trillion per year. we're spending $1
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Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
answer this question. how much does this pose a direct threat to us here in the united states when you look at niger? it's far away. they are obviously looking for hot spots. could this be a direct threat to us? >> the groups in the neighborhood, niger is a friend to us, letting us do this. they are saying, yes, come and run the drones. they're not the only ones. this is the sixth african nation allowing us to run drones from their turf. they are our friend, letting us do it. all of these countries are crossing borders, living in parts of the region who do pose a threat to us and to the government. >> thank you. call it arab spring bling. that's right. this is in tunisia where the arab spring began. the dominoes started falling two years ago. that's when anti-government protests exploded across north africa and the persian gulf. the unrest eventually forced out the presidents of egypt, yemen and tunisia. the new government of tunisia is now sold in a big auction. all these treasures collected by tunisia's ousted president. a fleet of luxury sports cars, gold statues, jewelry. this is a
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Jan 30, 2013 11:00am PST
, this entire building is on lockdown as we see some of the units, police, law enforcement, fire, ems crews on the scene. we're making calls to find out exactly how many people are injured. the extent of those injuries, of course, as this is a fluid situation in these sorts of scenarios. carol aguilera, stay close in touch with us, please. we would love to make sure your daughter-in-law is a-okay once they're hopefully able to get everyone out of the building. thank you so much for calling in. >>> another developing story for you today, this battle under way on capitol hill over guns. you will hear gabrielle giffords in her emotional statement before lawmakers and the nra. ngy teaching the perfect swing begins with back pain and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye. let's see if walmart's low price guarantee can make you the mvp of savings. look at that price. wow! walmart lowers thousands of prices every week. if you find a lower advertised price, they'll match it at the regi
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Jan 11, 2013 11:00am EST
at the united states. they feel that we're isolating them. i happen to think that our policy of sanctions is merited because they violated -- they violated a u.n. agreement of launching the missile. now, do we stop talking to them? i think it's a mistake. i think we need to keep talking to them but, again -- >> governor -- >> -- it's important to recognize that we did make a strong representation on kenneth baye and very few people have been able to do that because nobody talked to the north koreans. >> and i certainly hope that any groundwork you may have laid is going to be effective, and i do hope you'll keep us apprised if you hear an update, i'm sure the family is just tormented by all of this. governor, it's always good to talk to you. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> and, again, as we mentioned this is something that obviously a lot of americans will be watching. held in north korea several months and we'll update you as soon as we know more. ♪ ♪ we're lucky, it's not every day you find a companion as loyal as a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>>
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Jan 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
been proactive in this town called newtown united, then changed its name to sandy hook promise. in any case, they, too, are expecting, among the people there who will be speaking, the relatives of some of the sandy hook elementary students, who will be weighing in on gun control issues, how to improve mental health care issue in this country, how to improve safety at schools and other public buildings. so a lot going on the next couple of days. >> susan candiotti joining us. thank you very much, susan. >>> turning overseas, there has been another shocking incident of gang rape in india. the latest happened this weekend in the northern state of punjab. police have arrested six suspects much the manhunt is on for a seventh. the 29-year-old woman was taken to an undies closed address after she got on a bus and raped all night long. that attack eerily similar to an assault last month where a group of them gang raped a woman and brutally beat her after she boarded the bus. she later died that attack sparked protest and international outrage. >>> in egypt, former president hosni mubarak will
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Jan 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
killed in the last two years, according to the united nations, many wonder if they'll live to see the end of it. >> they're a little bit shocked, disappointed. they thought after libya that help would be coming to them. they don't understand. they feel abandoned, they feel abandoned to their deaths and largely they're right. >> vandike's film is set to debut online in february. nick valencia, cnn, atlanta. >>> could the u.s. debt crisis be solved with a single coin? maybe. if it's truly a dollar coin. sounds crazy, but it is completely legal. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. [ male announcer ] how do you turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scoote
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Jan 4, 2013 6:00am PST
electoral votes that will make president obama president of the united states for a second term. so a somewhat busy day here on capitol hill but it's going to wrap up pretty quickly after the vice president takes care of business, counting those electoral votes, victor, and then they're going to be off for a while, taking off next week, they'll be back on the 15th to approve the rest of that sandy aid, at least that's what's expected at this point. >> jim acosta for us in washington thanks. >>> there are a lot of unfamiliar faces walking around capitol hill right now. the house is welcoming 84 new representatives to its ranks. and they have a lot of work ahead of them, so how do they plan to get anything accomplished? people really love snapshot from progressive, but don't just listen to me. listen to these happy progressive customers. i plugged in snapshot, and 30 days later, i was saving big on car insurance. with snapshot, i knew what i could save before i switched to progressive. the better i drive, the more i save. i wish our company had something this cool. you're not filming th
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Jan 13, 2013 2:00pm PST
cities across the united states and it's all because of this book, "50 shades of grey," half a billion in sales, having sold 65 million copies worldwide. hollywood is also trying to cash in on the frenzy. but for now, fans can get their fill of ana and christian on stage. felicia taylor, cnn, new york. >>> what happens after the golden globes is usually the real talker and when the stars hit the many parties that are happening around town. bradley jacobs who is the senior editor with "us weekly" knows about that parties, by the way, wearing his own shades of grey there. what are the stars doing right about now, bradley? >> right about now? let's see. well, their glam squads are putting their final touches on their nails and hair and little things in their hair and all that. they are checking their hem lines. they are making sure, of course, that the girls are secure, because nobody wants to be the next tara reid. hopefully having something to eat, long days, their day is just beginning. get to the red carpet and pushed and pull and photographed hundreds of times by dozens of di
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00am PST
details on what may have caused this frightening accident. >>> under the gun, much of the eastern united states, from louisiana to maine getting rain, snow, and ice, this is just the beginning! an arctic blast plunging south. >>> champion cash, a startling look at the money, the players and the influence s.e.c. schools spending the most three times what most people earn in a year. it's an eye-opening look at the athletes and the almighty dollar. >>> plus this -- >> i don't know if i want this guy to be the face of austin anymore. >> outrage that the cyclist and the confession and now will cycling be booted out of the summer olympics because of lance armstrong? armstrong? >>> "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >p >>> go>>> good p much f carol costello. r p we begwe begin thi spectaculp spectacular and g helicopter crash in the heart of london. it hit a construction crane high atop a building shrouded in fog and the wreckage rained down on rush hour traffic below. zain verjee is in london with all the latest details. good morning, zain. >> good morning, carol. can
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Jan 26, 2013 12:00pm EST
monument they're just wrapping up a prayer. they just prayed to the president of the united states and members of congress, and we see in this debate there is so much emotion sparked by newtown not just for gun-control advocates but gun-rights advocates demonstrating across the street. take a listen. >> older children are aware of what's going op. i said i'm going down there for you, for us, and to make a difference without sounding c n corny, but it's just piggybacking on the sentiment of the politicians that are in fave of all this change, that people as a country, like, we can't keep waiting for all the politicians to make the move. we need to be heard. we do. >> reporter: did newtown change the way you think at snaul. >> yes. i could not figure out why government employees have armed guards, banks have armed guards to protect the money, but the government for some reason thought we don't need armed guards to protect our children. maybe they're less worthy. i don't know. i don't know what their thinking was. all i can't understand is why didn't they protect their children like t
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Jan 7, 2013 8:00am PST
would suspect at the end of the day there's votes against him in the united states senate but i think by abe large they realize that chuck hagel is exceptionally well qualified for the job and carry on the tradition of the pred ecessors quite well. >> he talked about budgets, i think he used the word bloated. let's play it. have a look. >> defense department i think in many ways has been bloated. so i think the pentagon needs to be paired down. >> i think the pentagon needs to be pared down. usually those are fightings words for someone of your ilk. >> well, the good part about this is chuck hagel may get exactly what he wants, the opportunity to go in and have the defense department defend the budget and then make the decisions. i think the more important thing is that as we look to this post-iraq, post-afghanistan period, are we going to have a strategy driven by resources or resources driven by the strategy? >> that's a good point. pardon me. i wanted to ask you about how your colleagues within the military feel about that, particularly as we continue to move in to a new mode
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Jan 30, 2013 8:00am PST
released in the u.k. this week, in canada in february and in the united states by the end of march. ali velshi, cnn, new york. >> so then i just get this quick note that blackberry has just announced a new creative director. i'm shocked by this. alicia keys is the new creative director for blackberry. go figure. if you want an in-depth look at blackberry and try for a comeback and this morning's long awaited unveiling, you can go to cnn.com/tech. >>> just moments ago we brought you severe weather reporting. chad myers live in the severe weather center told people in adaresville, georgia, to take cover. from your lips to our ears. that tornado touched and caused problems. >> multiple injuries. cars crushed. buildings damaged. people trapped in homes in adairsville, georgia. the tornado went over the interstate including tractor-trailers that are turned over near mile marker 306. i'll take you to the cell right there. we knew it was on the ground. we knew it was headed to that town. many times these storms hit farmland and away from cities. when they make a run at a town or city, that's w
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